Learning Through Life's Trials

Author: Larry Richman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780941846172
Page: 32
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"You can choose to see a trial as a roadblock or an expressway. If you see it as a roadblock, it will obstruct your way. However, if you see it as an expressway, you can use it to learn and grow." "The gospel of Jesus Christ is the plan whereby we can become what God wants us to become. In fact, we become great people because of our trials, not in spite of them." This booklet reviews the nature, origins, and purposes of adversity and includes suggestions on how to patiently trust in the Lord and His eternal plan and how to use these trials to learn and grow stronger. You can benefit from your trials if you: Develop a relationship with God Let others help you Let God carry your burdens Trust that the Lord is in control and allow His will to be done Remember that everyone has challenges Let adversity make you a better person Live with integrity Be patient Make the best of your situation Serve others Keep a positive attitude Keep an eternal perspective

Finding God's Path Through Your Trials

His Help for Every Difficulty You Face
Author: Elizabeth George
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736931015
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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From bestselling author Elizabeth George (nearly 4 million books sold) comes a book born of her desire to help others through difficult times. Finding God's Path Through Your Trials acknowledges the hard times we all face and reveals how people can "count it all joy," including: understanding trials are not punishment realizing God's grace is sufficient to get them through trials knowing the benefits brought by trials—patience, endurance, empathy experiencing deeper faith as they depend on God through trials trusting God to use everything for His glory Emphasizing God is always with them and will help them every step of the way, Elizabeth reminds readers they will not be given trials they cannot bear without including a way of escape. She encourages people to turn to Jesus, where they will find hope, joy, and meaning in the journey, no matter how bumpy it seems.

The Beautiful Disappointment

Discovering Who You Are Through The Trials Of Life
Author: Colin McCartney
Publisher: Castle Quay Books
ISBN: 1894860675
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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The many challenges life throws at us do not shape us. How we respond to these challenges do. In "The Beautiful Disappointment" urban youth worker and author, Colin McCartney, shares his personal struggles in dealing with the murder of one of his staff, the death of a child in his program and his own near death experience from a paralyzing water accident in Hawaii. While the author was recovering from this life threatening accident in the critical care unit of Maui Memorial Hospital he slowly realizes that trials are "beautiful disappointments" God can use to purge us off all the false things we have allowed to disfigure who we truly are. It is through this "refining by trials" that the author experiences the intimate presence of God, a presence in our soul that frees us to reconnect to who we truly are as God originally created us to be. A true story that will leave the reader truly changed.


Pursuing Growth through Trials, Challenges, and Disappointments
Author: Wayne Cordeiro
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310494486
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Planting and leading a new church is not easy. There are the inevtiable setbacks and challenges that come with launching anything new. And the process will test and try a leader’s faith, as they face discouragment, loneliness, and failure. In this book, pastor and seasoned chuch leader Wayne Cordeiro speaks the truth in love, offering wisdom and insight to prepare leaders as they face the difficulties and hardships of church planting, while providing encouragement and inspiration for the journey. “Sifted” is based on Jesus’ encouragement to Peter in Luke 22 to keep his faith and minister to others from his weakness. An experienced practitioner, Wayne shares the things he wishes he’d known when he was starting a new church. With additional stories from other prominent, seasoned leaders, each chapter includes a thought provoking, challenge question to develop a heart that is surrendered to God, focused on “being and becoming” versus “doing and accomplishing.” Wayne writes about a healthy integration and balance of personal care and leadership amidst the difficulties of the church planting journey. Loneliness and discouragement are normal in church planting, but God cares more about our journey of faith and who we are becoming than our worldly accomplishments and the churches we build. Church planting is an ongoing process of surrender, personal growth and character development. The book will challenge leaders to persevere and rededicate themselves to their calling, their marriage, and their family. Instead of a “how to” book on models and methods, this is a combination of a self-assessment book that challenges leaders’ scorecards of success, encourages leaders to realize that they are not alone in what they are experiencing, and provides wisdom for the long haul to position younger leaders for a life of ministry and finish strong.

Trekking Through Trials

Author: Jacob I. Volkov
Publisher: Jacob I. Volkov
ISBN: 1535601345
Category: History
Page: 334
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Trekking Through Trials tells of only a small portion of a vast world of people who suffered and even lost their lives for their principle. Here, the reader will meet a group of peasants whose faith in God sustain them. Despite their own faulty plans, God was all the while preparing for them their way escape, long be-fore their sufferings surfaced—turning their trial into blessings. Trekking Through Trials introduces daring, colorful characters in unlikely situations and how these refugees coped in and adapted to life in a Muslim country. These peasants learned quickly, and sometimes stubbornly, how to adapt to Persian culture and politics of the early twentieth century. Trekking Through Trials introduces daring, colorful characters in unlikely situations and how these refuges coped and adapted to life in a Muslim country. Trekking Through Trials takes the reader from the yurts of Turkmen nomads to the huts of Persian peasant, from the plush estates of the privileged to the place of the Shah. In the end, Trekking Through Trials will demonstrate how God can turn the self-exiled of a few dozen families into their own personal Canaan.

Learning to Soar

How to Grow Through Transitions and Trials
Author: Avery T. Willis,Matt Willis
Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781600066979
Category: Religion
Page: 186
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Among life's uncomfortable situations, God provides incredible blessings—if we are willing to step out from the ledge and trust in Him.

The Book of Mormon

An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Book of Mormon
Page: 623
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"Habits of Grace"

"Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines Study Guide"
Author: David Mathis
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433553562
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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Put Yourself in the Path of God's Grace This study guide is designed to help you connect more deeply with the three crucial power sources for the Christian life: hearing God's voice (in the Bible), having his ear (in prayer), and belonging to his body (in the fellowship of the church). Created as a supplement to the book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines by David Mathis, and intended for individual and small-group study alike, this 31-day resource includes relevant Scripture readings, discussion questions tied to specific sections of the book, and prompts for applying each lesson to your everyday life. Rehearsing and reiterating key practices outlined in Habits of Grace, this study guide will equip you to stay focused on the gospel as you cultivate your own specific life-transforming habits aimed at keeping you connected to the grace of God in Jesus.

Let God Be God

Life-Changing Truths from the Book of Job
Author: Ray C. Stedman
Publisher: Discovery House
ISBN: 1572938889
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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It's an age-old question, "Why do awful things happen to people?" Maybe the question is even more personal for you, "Why do bad things keep happening to me?" The book of Job is God's timeless illustration of human suffering, and author Ray Stedman helps you find fresh truths and encouragement in the midst of your own trials and helps put them into perspective—God's perspective—to guide you toward healing and peace. In Let God Be God, you'll appreciate Ray's warmth, humor, and biblical insight as you discover the book of Job in a new and compassionate light.

Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering

Author: Timothy Keller
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 1594634408
Category: Religion
Page: 384
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The best-selling author of The Prodigal God explores the role of pain and suffering from a Christian perspective for a new generation of readers, drawing on unique insights to offer counsel on how to pursue a spiritual journey in the face of difficult challenges.

Kiss the Wave

Embracing God in Your Trials
Author: Dave Furman
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433556480
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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“I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.” What does it mean to “kiss the wave?” These words, attributed to nineteenth-century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, speak to the Christian’s only hope for perseverance in suffering. What if we can learn to experience the nearness of God in the midst of suffering? What if God intends to work through our trials rather than simply take them away? After living for more than a decade with a debilitating nerve condition in both arms, Dave Furman shows us that God, in his grace, always designs trials for our good—not minimizing the pain, but infusing significance into our suffering. Furman demonstrates that, even when tossed to and fro by stormy waves, God is near . . . and that makes all the difference in the world.

Overcoming the Hurt

60 Thoughts on Life's Temptations, Trials, and Triumphs
Author: Arnie Cole,Pam Ovwigho,Michael Ross
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1634091787
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Adversity is inescapable; temptations and trials are a fact of life. That's what makes this 60-day devotional a must-read guide for Christians of all ages. Verse after verse reveals a sovereign God who stands with us in our trials—He is the Father of “suffering with.” As we walk in the shoes of a fellow struggler, we discover that knowing our Creator is infinitely more important than understanding our hardships.

When God Doesn't Make Sense

Author: James C. Dobson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414385600
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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Argues that those facing illness, bereavement, divorce, or rejection should retain their faith in God and not feel betrayed.

Walking with God in the Desert Discovery Guide

Experiencing Living Water When Life is Tough
Author: Ray Vander Laan
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310880637
Category: Religion
Page: 336
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This seven-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately) by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume twelve of the That the World May Know series. Are you going through a difficult period of life? The loss of a loved one? Unemployment? A crisis of faith? During these desert times, it’s easy to think God has disappeared. In Walking with God in the Desert you’ll discover that it’s only when we are totally dependent on him that we find God is closer than ever and can experience his amazing grace and provision. Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures' significance for modern believers. Each lesson: Focuses on passages of Scripture explored in the DVD Includes sidebars, maps, photos and other study tools Features questions that facilitate discussion and inspire personal reflection Includes 25 personal Bible studies to help you deepen your learning experience between sessions, and turn lessons from the past into applications that impact how you live out your faith today. Filmed on location in the Sinai Desert, Wadi Nasb, Judea Wilderness, Mount Sinai, Negev and En Gedi, these illuminating "faith lessons" afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The Faith Lessons video series is ideal for use in small groups, personal and family Bible studies, and adult Sunday school. Individual believers and families will gain vital insights from long-ago times and cultures through this innovative approach to Bible study. Lessons include: Join the Journey – Filmed in the Sinai Desert It’s Hot Here and There’s No Way Out – Filmed in Wabi Nasb Help is Here – Filmed in Wadi Nasb When Your Heart Cries Out – Filmed in the Judea Wilderness They Were Not Wandering – Filmed on Mount Sinai Ears to Hear – Filmed in Negev There’s Hope in the Desert – Filmed in En Gedi Designed for use with the Walking with God in the Desert Video Study (sold separately).

Contending for Your Destiny

Finding Your Purpose Through Life's Trials
Author: Cynthia Jackson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692201800
Page: 84
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We are all created for a purpose! We are not here on earth just taking up space, and we shouldn't wait on others to fulfill our purpose and destiny in Jesus Christ. There are assignments that God has called us to do that involve using our spiritual gifts, talents and warfare strategies to contend with the enemy for the manifestation of God's promises in our life and the lives of others. Contending for your Destiny, will certainly give you the tools to help you achieve your full potential in Christ Jesus because you are destined to win!

Killing Lions

A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face
Author: John Eldredge,Samuel Eldredge
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400206715
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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The Challenge Before You Is a Bold One: To Accept the Wild, Daring Adventure of Becoming a Man We want to be self-sufficient. Find our own direction as we pursue our dreams. Know it all and never ask for help. Isn’t this how most guys approach manhood? On our own, pretending we are doing better than we really are? But sooner or later the thrill of independence gets lost in the fog of isolation. It’s time to take the pressure off. We were never meant to figure life out on our own. This book was born out of a series of weekly phone calls between Sam Eldredge, a young writer in his twenties, and his dad, best-selling author John Eldredge. Join the conversation as a father and son talk about pursuing beauty, dealing with money, getting married, chasing dreams, knowing something real with God, and how to find a life you can call your own. Killing Lions is more than fatherly advice. It is an invitation into a journey: either to be the son who receives fathering or the father who learns what must be spoken. Most important, these conversations speak to a searching generation: “You are not alone. Its not all up to you. You are going to find your way.”

The Gift of Adversity

The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections
Author: Norman E Rosenthal MD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110161305X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 352
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Now in paperback—this acclaimed book from Norman Rosenthal, the New York Times–bestselling author and research psychiatrist, shows how life’s disappointments and difficulties provide us with the lessons we need to become happier and more resilient human beings. Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents “Better Books for a Better World”—the Silver Award in the category of Heroic Journeys. Adversity is an irreducible fact of life. Although we can and should learn from all experiences, both positive and negative, bestselling author Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal, believes that adversity is by far the best teacher most of us will ever encounter. Whether the adversity one experiences is the result of poor decision-making, a desire to test one’s mettle, or plain bad luck, Rosenthal believes life’s most important lessons—from the value of family to the importance of occasionally cutting corners—can be best learned from it. Running counter to society’s current prevailing message that “excellence” must always be aspired to, and failure or mistakes of any sort are to be avoided at all costs, Rosenthal shows that engaging with our own failures and defeats is one of the only ways we are able to live authentic and meaningful lives, and that each different type of adversity carries its own challenges and has the potential to yield its own form of wisdom. Using stories from his own life—including his childhood in apartheid-era South Africa, his years after suffering a violent attack from a stranger, and his career as a psychiatrist—as well as case studies and discussions with well-known figures like Viktor Frankl and David Lynch, Rosenthal shows that true innovation, emotional resilience, wisdom, and dignity can only come from confronting and understanding the adversity we have experienced. Even when life is hardest, there are meanings to be found, riches to be harvested, and gifts that can last a lifetime. Rosenthal illustrates his message through a series of compact, memorable chapters, each one drawn from episodes in the lives of his patients, colleagues, or himself, and concluded with a take-away maxim on the lesson learned.